The Soldier President and the Conservative Philosopher

“We know more than we can tell.”   – Michael Polanyi.

“Leadership is the art of getting someone else to do something you want done because he wants to do it.” – Dwight Eisenhower.

Historical amnesia began reaching new proportions in the 1960s, especially in the United States. Baby boomers in their salad days felt the impact of network colour television and its depiction of the Vietnam War. Among many of them. even the major two most destructive wars of all time in 1914-18 and 1939-45, , and the first decade of the Cold War were almost consigned to oblivion.

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